You’ve heard of traditional liposuction. In 2016, more than 414,000 were conducted in the United States, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. But now, a “new-and-improved” version at Tuscan Sun Spa that offers its own set of unique benefits: laser-assisted liposuction, or SmartLipo Triplex.
“Liposuction is actually a very common cosmetic procedure done here in the United States. What SmartLipo does is it takes one more step while making it a lot easier on our patients,” said Dr. Brinda Navalgund, medical director of Tuscan Sun Spa.
Navalgund says there are several differences between traditional liposuction and SmartLipo, starting with the amount of anesthesia.
“In traditional liposuction, you use Tumescent anesthesia, but you actually have to use a lot more. Using SmartLipo, they’re conversing with me, they’re joking around, they’re telling me what they’re feeling,” said Navalgund.
Doctors use lasers that help to emulsify fat before suctioning it out, which means less discomfort for the patient.
“It’s easier to suck out, so I don’t have any of that mechanical ‘going back and forth,'” said Navalgund.
On that laser – a setting for skin tightening.
“Smart Lipo is a great procedure to do for contouring: arms are sagging a little bit…get the love handles and thighs a better contour…to look better in your clothes. It just makes people feel better about themselves,” said Navalgund.
Doctors say SmartLipo is a relatively short procedure, only taking a couple of hours. And they know your time is precious, especially when it comes to recovery.
“Within a couple days, if they have a regular desk job, they can go back to work. They will start to notice a difference within a week even. The improvement keeps going on for a couple months,” said Navalgund.
For more information on SmartLipo, visit Tuscan Sun Spa and Salon’s website.